Buccaneers Sign Eric LeGrand, Former Rutgers Player Who Was Paralyzed During College Game

Eric LeGrand's story is an inspiration to so many, and he continues to be recognized for it. This time, it's an NFL team letting LeGrand realize a dream by signing him to a contract.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they signed LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down while playing in a game for Rutgers in 2010, to their 90-man offseason roster.

The signing reunites LeGrand with his college coach Greg Schiano, who was hired by the Bucs as their new head coach.

"Leading up to the draft, I couldn't help but think that this should've been Eric's draft class," Schiano said. "This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men."

LeGrand, who vows to walk again, is planning to graduate next fall.

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